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LOTR : A Reader's Compaion - Fun and Informative
, May 27, 2010
I've never attempted something like this,however, I was so impressed with this book I decided to give it a try.
While it would have been great to have an annotated version that included the entire novel,I must say it is very easy to find your place within this book. Weather you are going from the novel to the compainon or visa versa. I am speaking from the point of view of someone very familiar with LOTR having read it numerous times over the last 30 years.And somewhat familiar with Silmarillion.I assume someone seeking this sort of information and\or back story would have at least a minamal knowledge of the novel. Evan assuming no knowledge I believe you would quickly find your way around.
I found the information to be accurate,as far as my knowledge could be trusted to check such things.
One thing I've truely enjoyed is just reading random passages. I find myself reading page after page in this manner. I was just begining Unfinished Tales when I found this book and am anxious to begin reading LOTR again and make use of Reader's Companion.
I would also add that the book itself is very nice. It is well made.The pages are made of nice paper with a great feel.
Overall I am quite pleased and can find nothing negative to say. Again this is my first review and I hope someone finds it as useful as some of the reviews I have found helpful in the past.